Legal Consultant

  • Location:

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Sector:


  • Contact:

    Ghusoon Nader

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a Legal Consultant for an international business consultancy firm in Baghdad. The successful candidate must have a practical experience of 3-5 years in the same role with international clients, fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Position main duties:

  • The candidate is expected to perform as a dedicated Iraqi legal consultant for client prominent major U.S. and international clients dealing with international contracts and Iraqi legal requirements daily.
  • Candidates must have experience in Iraqi commercial law matters, reviewing/analyzing and drafting commercial contracts.
  • Must have excellent communication skills all around in English; must be fluent in English and Arabic; (fluency in Kurdish is a plus).
  • Must be loyal, have a good demeanor and be willing to engage Iraqi government officials and international companies with impeccable courtesy and professionalism; former law firm, international study and international experience is a big plus.

Educational requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or Master of Laws from Iraqi law school;
  • Member in good standing of the Iraqi Bar Association;
  • Preferred to have work experience with foreign companies in the past

Organizational skills

  • Proficient in working effectively in a fast-paced environment while making multiple tasks at a time;
  • Time management and task prioritization;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle phone calls and correspondence effectively.

Computer skills

  • Demonstrated skills in computer maintenance and basic troubleshooting of windows;
  • Skilled in data entry and data processing;
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, especially Word;
  • Skills with Mac computer a plus

Technical skills
Operational knowledge of the functioning of various office equipment including scanners and printers.

Communication skills

  • Expert in maintaining productive written correspondence with Clients;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven collaborative skills to facilitate team work;
  • Proficient In the study of the company's affairs and customers;
  • Strength of performance in giving legal opinions.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build report quickly;
  • Customer oriented attitude towards work with profound ability to interact effectively with others;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team and under multi-gender management.

Analytical skills
• Good attention to detail with ability to develop time-lined deliverables;
• Proven ability to comprehend and follow instructions accurately.

The candidate needs to be fluent in English and Arabic, (Kurdish is a plus)

*Only applicants that meet the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.